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Players: Steve Kerr’s marijuana admission could spark dialogue

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David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes. “I don’t even like saying all that,” he said. So, yes, just like his coach who tried medicinal marijuana to get some relief, West knows real pain. Draymond Green has never needed an operation – he knocks on a table not once but twice as to not jinx himself – yet he considers that the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.15.16 -Team USA Basketball team continues to barely get by in XXXI Olympiad

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Time for sport, as they say on the BBC. Well, so much for those stories about how those dire predictions about how the Rio Olympics have been proven wrong: Yesterday in Rio, U.S. gold medalist Ryan Lochte said robbers posing as police pointed a gun at his head and took his money, while three other U.S. swimmers with him were forced to lie on the ground by their assailants and also were robbed. Things had been going so smoothly in Brazil until then, hadn’t…

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Kevin Durant announce he will join Golden State Warriors

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Kevin Durant is joining All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson with the Golden State Warriors. Durant announced his decision Monday morning on The Players’ Tribune Monday morning. He can’t officially sign until July 7. His decision has been the most highly anticipated move of the summer. The 2014 MVP and four-time scoring champion led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, and to the Western Conference finals in four of the past six years – and he’s…

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Record ratings likely on tap for NBA Finals

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For those who missed it, the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder just completed an NBA playoff series for the ages. There was one highlight after another. TNT earned their highest rating for any program ever as the Warriors completed a rare comeback from a three-games-to-one deficit. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry is a big reason for the interest. Curry has the talent to turn curiosity into television viewers. When combined with an almost equally deadly…

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St. Pete native could help Warriors survive

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To force a seventh game in the NBA Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors need unanimous NBA MVP Stephen Curry to play and shoot like Stephen Curry. To beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road, they need Curry’s fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, to make his share from beyond the three-point line. Odds are if the Warriors live to force a Game 7, another name will have some responsibility for that. St. Petersburg native Marreese “Mo” Speights has…

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Rookie Billy Donovan already a great NBA coach

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Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder are doing the impossible. The former Gator and current rookie NBA coach and his players are dominating the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in all phases of the game, but especially coaching. The Thunder can advance to the NBA Finals if they can win Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday night. If not, they will have two more chances. Oklahoma City leads the Western Conference Finals three games to one after two…

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Golden State Warriors in uncharted territory

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Something big is going on in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It is not the San Francisco 49ers; they are rebuilding. It is not the Oakland Raiders; they are always rebuilding (but doing better). The biggest story in the world of professional sports is headquartered in the Oracle Arena, just a few hundred yards from the Raiders’ home facility of O.co Coliseum. Oracle’s tenant is the Golden State Warriors and they have done what no other professional sports team has…

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